PennDOT District 6 says construction activities are scheduled to resume on Monday, May 4, on the project to replace the bridge that carries Hulmeville Avenue over CSX/SEPTA tracks in Middletown Township, Bucks County.
Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, special signage and relevant training.
The Hulmeville Avenue bridge has been closed and detoured since last May following a bridge inspection which found advanced deterioration of the structure. Hulmeville Avenue motorists will continue to be detoured over Comly Avenue, Route 413 (Bellevue Avenue) and Lincoln Highway.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the area. Local access will continue to be maintained up to the construction zone.
This bridge replacement project was driven by the need to replace the 86-year-old three-span steel girder structure which is 147 feet long and 32 feet wide. The structure, which was posted for 27 tons and 40 tons for combination loads, carried approximately 4,653 vehicles a day prior to its closure.
The entire project is expected to be completed in spring 2021.